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“Ok for 1 short night” 2 of 5 stars
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Orchid Guest House
Jl. Bongkaran, 49, Surabaya, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #55 of 83 Surabaya B&B and Inns
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“Ok for 1 short night”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We arrived here late at night off the train and were leaving early the next day on the train so wanted a really cheap room. The guesthouse is down a dodgy looking alley so we didn't leave the hotel after arrival. Not much choice for anything to eat, I think they had pot noodle for sale at reception. The bed wasn't very comfortable but did the job. The bathroom was awful, no hot water, no flush, tiny and smelly. There was no outside window just onto a hallway which has a bright light on all the time and is noisy. The room itself was clean enough, using towels, toiletries etc was extra. It was fine for he few hours we were there but wouldn't return.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

I think this is the best choice in the area. We checked 2 other hotels close to Orchid - one was cheaper (75k) but horrible, second was more expensive (200k) and horrible. Then there is another hotel in the same street as Orchid but we didn´t visite it. Back to Orchid. Very friendly and helpful staff, speaking English well enough, clean room and bathroom, comfortable bed, air con, tv. There is one big window to the corridor and our room had also 2 small ones heading to the street. The only negative is its location in dirty street with many rats and cockroaches but we saw none of them in hotel or our room. Walking distance to Pelni office.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Yes this hotel is cheap but you get what you pay for. It is close to Sampeoerna and Kya Kya. Easily accessible and the reception staff are friendly. I wish they spoke English. Room was clean, the bed was ok, Aircon worked fine. I used this just to grab 6-7 hours of sleep. But you will have to pay for hot water. There was no shower and the toilet facilities are VERY basic. Keep your expectations very low and you will still not be surprised. I had trouble staying connected to the free wifi.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

We paid 135k for an aircon room; you will have to give 200k as a deposit, and they will refund you 65k ipon check out.

- the only window are to the corridor of the building. So don't expect sunlight to the room.
- damp smell, probably due to lack of sunlight!
- horrible breakfast, served to your room. 1 bread, and 1 "not hot" tea
- no hot shower
- located in a side street with lots of trading companies, they are all closed at night, which means the street is very quiet, isolated, probably not a good idea for single female traveler.

think it is converted from an old shop house.

but, you cannot really complain given the price of 135k! good enough for us for 1 night sleep.

There's some good chinese food (we tried this "ah hong chinese food")along the main kya-kya street in the evening.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jl. Bongkaran, 49, Surabaya, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > East Java > Surabaya
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Ranked #55 of 83 B&Bs / Inns in Surabaya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
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